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5 Years KfW Capital

KfW Capital is celebrating its 5th anniversary in October. Since its launch in the VC market, KfW Capital has invested more than EUR 1.9 billion in over 100 VC funds with support from the ERP Special Fund, the Future Fund and resources from KfW. That makes it one of the largest VC fund investors in Europe. Under its federal mandate it boosts the VC ecosystem in Germany on a sustainable basis by giving start-ups and innovative technology firms greater access to capital through financially stronger VC funds.

Senior Managing Director at KfW Capital

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Dr Jörg Goschin:

“In hindsight, there could not have been a better time to establish KfW Capital. The urgency of the sustainable and digital transformation has become increasingly more obvious since 2018, and with it the need to strengthen the venture capital market accordingly in order to improve the funding situation of innovative start-ups. As an important investor in VC funds, we are a reliable and professional partner of the entire VC ecosystem in good economic times and in bad ones.”

Senior Managing Director at KfW Capital

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Alexander Thees:

“KfW Capital, too, has grown strongly as a company by taking on more tasks in the past years. Only in this way have we been able to successfully fulfil our mandate to strengthen the VC ecosystem on a sustainable basis. In doing so, we are also keen to ensure diversity, since we believe it is the foundation of a strong team. For example, our interdisciplinary team is now almost 50% female.”

Read more facts and figures in our press release.

"Strong growth and a lot of tailwind"

On our 5th birthday, KfW Capital managing directors Dr. Jörg Goschin and Alexander Thees recapitulate the goals achieved so far and take a look at future plans and commitment to the VC market.

Interview with Dr. Jörg Goschin and Alexander Thees at KfW Stories

"How innovation drives the German economy“

Dr. Robert Habeck, Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection congratulates us on our fifth anniversary and talked with us about the importance of venture capital for Germany as a location for innovation.

Interview with Dr. Robert Habeck at KfW Stories

"Private funding for innovation and advancement"

On the occasion of KfW Capital fifth anniversary Christian Lindner, Federal Minister of Finance, provides insights in an interview about the importance of private capital and diversity for the European and German venture capital industry.

Interview with Christian Lindner at KfW Stories